Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Domestic Occupations

Doing Laundry the Italian Way


My Mother could set up a home anywhere. She would just start setting up a kitchen and living room. Then she would set up the bedrooms. She can do this, seemingly, out of nothing. She has a tremendous love for homemaking and cleaning. I believe this has a lot to do with the basic foundation of housewifery.

There are daily tasks that must be accomplished. These are domestic occupations, and include:

1. Dishes.
2. Laundry.
3. Sweeping.
4. Washings counters, floors, sinks.
5. Dusting.
6. Making beds, putting away clothes.
7. Preparing Meals.
8. Setting up tables and chairs for the comfort of the family.

The heart of these occupations stems from a deep love of hospitality and wanting the family to be happy and comfortable. It is a servant's heart. If the housewife has the basic knowledge and heart for these tasks, she can make a beautiful home anywhere she lives.

blessings
Mrs. White

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10 comments:

Cassidy said...

Your Mom must be a very special person and I love that you have wonderful memories of her in that way. :) We have had to move a lot with my husband's job and I always start with the kitchen and getting all the beds ready and comfy for the first night. Then I work on the living area and the bedrooms to make them homey! I love doing these tasks and making my family feel loved and special. I fail but I always get back up again and keep going. God is so awesome to walk with us as we do these things as servants unto Him. Great post, thank you for sharing!
Smiles, Cass

Michelle said...

I am always taken aback by the ease of former housewives that made this sacred calling so very natural!

Inspiring post-including that beautiful picture!

Mama Hen said...

Hi Mrs. White! Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. I also wanted to let you know I have two other books I am giving away this week also. You can look back at Monday and Tuesday's posts if you are interested!

Peggy said...

Mrs. White,

I've always loved your pictures. The moment I see them, I feel peace, no matter the subject.

I too love your memories of your mother, and days gone by.

Thank you for this post today, I am a housewife, seeking to be a homemaker and I find encouragement through your blog.


Peggy

Penny said...

Thank you, Mrs. White, for an inspiring post. I love the peaceful feel of your blog. A meandering stream at the edge of the woods.

Visiting from TOS crew and one of your newest GFC followers. Thanks for the comment on my Wordless Wednesday.

Blessings to you and yours,
PK
http://kneedeepingrace.com

Alison said...

Thanks for visiting me at Stuff and Nonsense today. And thank you for this timely reminder of what it means to make a home for my family and friends.

Now a follower both here and on Twitter and FB.

Blessings from a fellow home schooler,

Alison

Jaimebrooke1 said...

What an inspiring post! I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I am following you now as well.

Have a blessed day!
Jaime

Jaime Lynn said...

Thank you for this post and sharing with us about your mother. What a splendid woman. It is a blessing to have had a great example of a homemaker from our mothers. Praise the Lord for them. I hope my daughter will one day look fondly on the way I kept our home as well. God bless your week.

Angela said...

What a beautiful picture of the laundry hanging on the line!

Amy said...

Thank you for this inspiration! You and your mom are special women! I am glad you joined the link up and that I found you!
www.5littleteeth.blogspot.com

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